People

COI Office Staff

Allison T. Caffas, JD
Associate Director
(412) 383-1735
Marie R. Flanagan, BS
Compliance Administrator
(412) 383-1021
Brendan A. Linton, BA
Compliance Coordinator
(412) 383-1968
Brett D. Russell, MS
Compliance Coordinator
(412) 383-0861
Jane L. Volk, JD
Associate Director
(412) 383-2828
David T. Wehrle, CPA, CIA, CFE
Director, Conflict of Interest Office
(412) 383-1774

COI Committee Leadership

Mara J. Horwitz, MD
Vice Chair, Conflict of Interest Committee
(412) 624-3007
Craig S. Wilcox, PhD
Chairman, Conflict of Interest Committee
(412) 624-8270

COI Committee Voting Members

Alejandro J. Almarza, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral Biology
(412) 648-3101
Velpandi Ayyavoo, PhD
Professor and Assistant Chair, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
(412) 624-3070
Carey D. Balaban, PhD
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
(412) 647-2298
Michelle S. Broido, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research
(412) 648-2232
Susan K. Cohen, PhD
Associate Professor of Business Administration
(412) 648-1707
Kelly Dornin-Koss, MPPM, RN, CCRC
Co-Director, Research Conduct and Compliance Office
(412) 383-1711
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS
Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
(412) 623-3205
Barry I. Gold, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
(412) 383-9593
Mara J. Horwitz, MD
Vice Chair, Conflict of Interest Committee
(412) 624-3007
Saleem A. Khan, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
(412) 648-9025
William E. Klunk, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
(412) 246-6460
Stephen B. Manuck, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
(412) 624-8791
Karthika A. Ramanathan
Graduate Student, Swanson School of Engineering
Anne M. Robertson, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering
(412) 624-9775
Stephenie G. Anderson Scialabba, JD
COI Committee Community Member
Jeffrey Shook, PhD, JD
Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director, School of Social Work
(412) 648-9365
Jeffrey S. Vipperman, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering
(412) 624-1643
William R. Wagner, PhD
Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
(412) 624-5327
Abdus S. Wahed, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
(412) 624-3053
David T. Wehrle, CPA, CIA, CFE
Director, Conflict of Interest Office
(412) 383-1774
Craig S. Wilcox, PhD
Chairman, Conflict of Interest Committee
(412) 624-8270
Stephen R. Wisniewski, PhD
Vice Provost for Data and Innovation
(412) 624-5218
Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research Operations
(412) 624-7405
Bill J. Yates, PhD
Co-Director, Research Conduct and Compliance Office
(412) 647-9614
Thomas E. Youngs, Jr., CPM, CPPO
Director of Purchasing Services, University of Pittsburgh
(412) 624-7405

COI Committee Non-Voting Members

Alexander J. Ciocca, JD, MPH
Senior Associate Counsel and Vice President-Health Services Group, UPMC Corporate Legal Department
Evan Facher, PhD, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
(412) 624-3152
Kimberly D. Moses, JD
Senior Associate Legal Counsel, University of Pittsburgh
(412) 624-6606